Monk Ford was founded by a Mumbai based husband & wife duo – Malik and Zenia Merchant.With Monk Ford, we are trying to achieve our dream to create a premium shoe line for men, which is designed and manufactured in India, but sold all across the world. “After having studied Entrepreneurship at The Ohio State University, I got myself enrolled at the Footwear Design & Development Institute of India to study the theoretical and technical aspects of Shoe making. Also, my family has been in the leather business for more than 30 years now, supplying leather to leading Footwear and Leather goods manufacturers and exporters in India. And working there back in the day has undoubtedly increased my understanding of the industry”. – Malik
“Being a fashion design graduate from the Raffles Design Institute, creativity and passion for design are my core strengths and that’s exactly what’s required to run a shoe line. Of course coming from another field, there will be plenty of obstacles and challenges but it’s all a learning curve.” – Zenia
Together, we have built a company based on integrity, creativity, and most importantly, honesty. We’re excited to look forward to a new era of premium & high-end, made in India shoes.
Monk Ford is an essential luxury brand providing high-end, premium shoes to customers. The word Monk Ford is actually a combination of two words – Monkstraps and Oxfords. They are two of the most classic, versatile and elegant shoe styles known to the modern man, and that is exactly where Monk Ford takes its inspiration.